Spillages, accidents, and general wear and tear can all cause damage to flooring during a building project, and can also have a big impact on programme delays and cost. Ensure your construction project reduces this risk by protecting flooring early on in the build process.
With programming and budget considerations key to any successful construction project, the avoidance of preventable delays will be of paramount importance in the achievement of a builds milestones and budget. Central to this is making sure all completed aspects of the project are adequately protected from other construction-related activities which may still be on-going. One prime example is flooring.
Flooring activities within a building project are more commonly being brought forward to speed up the build process. As such, it is essential that when flooring installation is complete, the chosen finish is protected from those activities which still need to be carried out.
Choosing the correct type of floor protection is essential and this requires both good planning and knowledge of the variety of floor protection products available. The type of protection will typically depend on what floor or finish requires protection. Conventional flooring such as carpets, vinyl floor, timber, stone, and ceramic all have different protection products available.
Other considerations when choosing floor protection include who and what the floor will require protection from, and how long the protection will be needed.
Another important consideration is whether or not the floor protection would need to be flame retardant. If adhering to the construction industry's Joint Code of Practice, it is likely that any floor protection product used would need to be flame retardant. Ensuring this is simple as any flame retardant protection product will have a Loss Prevention Standard (LPS) approval stamp clearly printed.
Whatever floor protection you choose for your build the project, make sure it is fit for purpose and it should guarantee not only the protection of the flooring, but will also go a long way to protecting the builds programming and budgetary goals.